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Old 03-01-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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Self-leveling disaster


Well I tried the self leveling compound and failed. It set up before I could get it all down and where it needed to go. I used a Mapei product that only allowed you to work it for 10 minutes. I was maybe half way done by 10 minutes.

So now Im left with a lumpy uneven floor.

Now what should I do?
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How much did you put down and was this over concrete? Pictures could help us guide you. But chances are you'll need a demo hammer with a chisel bit and bust it up.
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How much did you put down and was this over concrete? Pictures could help us guide you. But chances are you'll need a demo hammer with a chisel bit and bust it up.
Ill take some pics tomorrow. Its over concrete slab.
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I had something similar happen to me years ago. Had an acquaintance through someone that did large concrete work. My concrete floor needed to be leveled (flat) before I could put down laminate. This guy came in with another buddy and used some "industrial self leveler that you could park a tank on after" he said. Well little did I know he was a Coke head, blown out of his mind, and did a complete garbage job. Was wavy, half of it didn't adhere and it was a disaster. I used a sledge hammer and chisel (before I knew about demo hammers) to break up 800 pounds of this crap. I got my money back, threw him out of my house and said I'd do it myself. I used a SLC from Menards, not sure of the make, and it leveled and adhered beautifully. So after you get the old up, I'd look for a product with a slightly longer open time and just move faster.

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